Quiet Christmas Poetry

Quiet Christmas Poetry is both a site and a large print chapbook.

Some examples of poems:

family dinner
memories span decades
in minutes

reading old letters
reflections of Christmas lights
on the water

Northern sun
shines on frozen beach
still the days grow shorter
shadow of poinsettia
on the wall

new year
on the horizon
simple lines
of barns and trees
in the fog

Please visit Quiet Christmas Poetry for more information.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Quiet Christmas Poetry

holiness
and humility
Christmas

Northern sun
shines on frozen beach
still the days grow shorter
shadow of poinsettia
on the wall

tree branches
and winter white sky
poem on the page

Christmas night sky
becomes sunrise
tree branches
covered with ice
glisten in the sun

looking at trees
I remember prayers
of friends

These are poems from Quiet Christmas Poetry.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Acrostic Poems

pansy-christmas

L ove
I nspires
G oodness
H ope and
T ruth

LIGHT

holly-half-circle

W onderful time of
I nspiration and
N ew books
T o
E njoy
R eading

WINTER

christmas-lily-of-valley.jpg

L ove of literature
I nspires countless
B eautiful hours of
R eading many
A uthors, and sometimes
R ereading beloved books
Y early

LIBRARY

remnants

P onder
O ver
E verything I see today
M emorize and write one moment

POEM

holly-blooms

 

Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

Images: antiqueclipart.com

Christmas Haiku by Carol Purington

First Sunday of Advent
– the single unflickering hope
of His coming

Two Advent candles
– their glow summons shepherds, magi
and me

Christmas cookie cutters
in the Christmas cookie tin
. . . a lamb, a donkey

Advent’s Third Sunday
Smoke from the blown-out candles
blurs the wall-cross

Remembering the splendor
of His birthday Star
– this longest night

In their flames
the brightness of His rising:
four Advent candles

Old red stocking
– its toes frayed thin by the fragrance
of years of oranges

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Haiku by Carol Purington are from her classic book, Family Farm: Haiku for a Place of Moons (1999, Winfred Press; Colrain, MA).  Second Printing 2015.

All Rights Reserved.

For more information, please visit Woodslawn Farm.

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Haiku by Carol Purington

Listening to the wind
Another pair of red mittens
clicks into shape

In the mirror too
blue sky, white world:
snowbound

The old apple tree –
its Christmas carol the red
of a cardinal

by Carol Purington

Family Farm: Haiku for a Place of Moons

Winfred Press 1999
Second Printing 2015
All Rights Reserved

Please visit Woodslawn Farm for more information.